Dr Daniel Himmelstein, University of Pennsylvania – The future of scholarly publication: automated, transparent, and open

Scholarly publishing is far from perfect, but nonetheless plays a crucial role in the dissemination of knowledge. How can we modernise publishing to increase its benefits while decreasing its inefficiency?

Daniel will discuss how publishing can be automated, reducing inevitable imperfection and delays caused by manual steps. In addition, we’ll discuss machine-readability, a precursor to effective voice search, as well as living literature such that users can interact with and improve upon it in real-time.

What is the ideal system for scholarly publication in the future? How can publishers use automation and standards to ensure machine-readability and increased interaction with scholarly literature?